QPS looks to finish budget year in the black
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QPS looks to finish budget year in the black

Quincy Public Schools will finish the fiscal year with cash on hand. The monthly financial update presented Monday to the Finance Committee projects the district will finish with $300,000 in its operating funds.

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END OF AN ERA: Last of seven siblings graduates from QND
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END OF AN ERA: Last of seven siblings graduates from QND

To say Kori Obert has long-standing ties to QND might be an understatement. "My oldest brother was 14 when I was born, so he was just starting out high school," Kori said. "My entire life I've been attending events here with all my siblings and my parents."

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ACRSS director heading back to classroom

Cheryl Dreasler says she's "heading home" to wrap up her career in Quincy Public Schools.

JWCC graduate has her eye set on SIU to pursue career in agriculture
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JWCC graduate has her eye set on SIU to pursue career in agriculture

Madelyn Heinecke remembers days growing up when she would like to just stand and look across the fields of her family's farm in northeastern Adams County. She saw a future, and the associate degree in agriculture she accepted from JWCC on Friday is a big

Hannibal High School's science department showed graduate her career path
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Hannibal High School's science department showed graduate her career path

Shelby Nelson knew from a young age that she wanted to help people as an adult. Hannibal High School's science department and pre-medical professionals organization fostered her love of science and set her sets on becoming a pediatrician.

Kindergartners 'travel' to Hawaii to celebrate year of learning
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Kindergartners 'travel' to Hawaii to celebrate year of learning

Students in the Madison School classes of Lindsay Struck and Rachel Kincaid "jetted off" to Hawaii on Thursday to wrap up a unit on informational writing and celebrate their year of learning. Students splashed in the ocean, a kiddie pool set up in Struck's classroom, shopped for souvenirs and dug for shells on the beach. They learned a few words in Hawaiian, including "mahalo" - or thank you - which they shared with the volunteers that helped make the special day happen.

Emotions run high at school board meeting over safety, security
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Emotions run high at school board meeting over safety, security

Emotions ran high at the Hannibal Board of Education meeting Wednesday evening, and now a parent of two Hannibal students is barred from stepping on school district property or attending school activities.

Washington School plans 'Memory Walk' Saturday
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Washington School plans 'Memory Walk' Saturday

Washington School, which closes for good at the end of this school year, will celebrate its past with a Saturday morning open house. The school's Memory Walk will take place from 9 to 11 a.m.

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Hannibal School District considering metal detectors

The Hannibal School District is considering adding metal detectors as additional safety and security measures.

JWCC flexible summer courses attract students from other colleges
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JWCC flexible summer courses attract students from other colleges

John Wood Community College summer courses continue to attract students from other schools. Over the past three years, the number of students from other universities and colleges taking summer classes at JWCC has nearly doubled.